It's been 5 days since I started Indies For The Cure, and it's getting embarrassing. I know the Surgeon General recommends at least 30 minutes of physical activity a day for optimum weight management. I also know there are studies showing that that's the equivalent of taking about 10,000 steps each day. When I started this, I knew I was not taking that many steps per day, but I figured I was at least halfway there.
I'm not, and it has not been pretty.
October 1: 3,300 steps. The new pedometer must be broken.
October 2: 3,584 steps. An improvement, but if my donation is going to mean anything, I'll have to do better than that.
October 3: 4,371 steps. OK, at least my donation can be respectable.
October 4: 4,389 steps. Well, it's the right direction anyway.
My neighbor, Wanda, and I walked together this morning. It's not even 9:00 and I've already taken 4,421 steps. Now that's more like it.
Giving feels good. The fact that it's changing my life in unexpected ways feels even better. Next week, I'll be back. Hopefully, sans the bag.